Call for papers by journal “Research for Sex Work”: HIV and Sex Work

Below is a posting from the Global Network of Sex Work Projects, an incredible group of committed grassroots activists with heaps of integrity and a serious bull-shit detector.  They tell it like it is.  No matter the audience.  Drawing on their passion, anger, experience, and commitment to justice.  Look for them at AIDS2012-they are the folks with the red umbrellas.  If you are a sex worker, an engaged academic, an activist or a health and human rights practitioner, think about writing something for Research for Sex Work.  The relationship between HIV and sex work  is complex, and often the way things play out for sex workers depends the social and economic context in a given place. However, one common element across jurisdictions is the legally enforced social and economic marginalization of many sex workers-either directly through criminal and other prohibitions, or indirectly through immigration and other laws that reinforce marginalization.  The lack of human rights, including basic workplace rights and protections, afforded to sex workers is a significant barrier to healthcare and social services for people involved in sex work.  It also stands in the way of sexual health promotion, HIV prevention, and care/treatment/support of workers living with HIV.
Research for Sex Work is seeking contributions for its next issue: HIV and Sex Work. This international journal provides a platform for the exchange of ideas, experiences and research results on the subject of sex work in a framework of health and human rights.

We give priority to submissions from sex workers – individuals and groups.

Although it’s not an academic journal, we do send articles out for review, to achieve the highest possible quality and credibility amongst policymakers. Most readers and authors come from sex worker groups, support organisations, HIV prevention projects, local and international NGOs, universities, research institutes. The journal aims for coverage of all geographical regions.

We welcome three types of writing : 1- research results, 2- project or programme descriptions and 3- think pieces. Submissions must be in English, but don’t worry if yours is not perfect – we will edit. Maximum length is 1200 words.

If you have an article idea or a question, write to the editor, Laura Agustín, at R4SW.Editor[at] by 7 July 2012.

Finished articles will be due 1 August 2012, and authors will need to be available by email to answer questions and make corrections over the following month or so.

We also are looking for high-resolution photos for which you own the rights. Write first to describe them to R4SW.Editor[at]

This edition will be bilingual: English/Chinese.

For a history of the journal and to see earlier editions:


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